The Indian Executive Club believes in uplifting the Indian community and honouring achievements that have arrived at a level of recognition. Therefore, we will stop at nothing to host an annual awards event that sums up the transparent judging process and the culmination of talent in business owners and executives. Be a part of this growth journey by filing your nomination for the 2018 IEC Awards!
Why Enter the IEC Awards?
“The Indian Executive Club (IEC) started in 2011 after the successful launch of the Indian Executive Publication. It is an initiative of Narwee Media Pty Ltd and it’s vision is to support, recognise and profile the Small to Business Enterprises (SME’s) and Executives from the Growing Indian Diaspora in Australia. Over the last four years, IEC has received immense support from its platinum sponsor Pitcher Partners without whom this grand journey simply would not be the same. Pitcher Partners has truly partnered with IEC to believe in the cause of building bridges of business & development for the SMEs and Executives in Australia. To fulfill its vision since 2011, the IEC has continued to hold networking functions throughout the year so our members receive maximum networking opportunities, seek opportunities to collaborate with other organisations, participate actively in forums, discussion groups that supports IEC members”
Vinay Sharma, Chairman—IEC
Dr Ruchika Gupta
GloTech Process Solutions Pty Ltd
ACE Body Corporate Management
Saurabh Sharma has co-founded five e-health business ventures since 2000, of which four were bought by some of the largest healthcare businesses in Australia between 2009 and 2016. The fifth (Imageryworks) makes the learning and regular practise of meditation easier, with a mission to help bring about a world in which everyone meditates every day. Its Meditation Gateway app is a unique teaching and interactive practise tool, and is being used by renowned meditation teachers and their students world-wide. Sharma is also actively involved with many community organisations in Melbourne, having been a volunteer for Eastern Palliative Care Association for…
Nesan Naidoo is the Managing Director of the global organisation Diversity Leadership Group, and has served in Executive Management roles with NAB, ANZ and CBA. He is very closely connected with the Indian community and has been an ardent supporter of the community over the past 14 years. Naidoo is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusive leadership within organisations and the value-add that this brings to extracting optimum value for all stakeholders and he is equally critical of the lack of diversity at board level in Australia’s ASX listed companies. He serves as a director on the board of…
Geoff Kelly helps leaders increase their impact in three ways: Ensuring they achieve their outcomes and reduce their risk during and after crises; increasing their impact and influence with crucial internal and external decision-makers and organisations; and working with them to build a following for an idea or strategy that matters. He has been doing this in his own practice since 2001. Before that Geoff worked for four of the 10 largest companies in Australia (including as a member of the executive committee of a 30,000 business). Between those roles he worked for Victorian Treasury on public enterprise reform and…
Sanjay Jain holds to his name a successful company called ‘Texas Peak’, which employs more than 200 employees.His incredibly rich entrepreneurial background spans over 25 years. Texas Peak is renowned for being a market leader across Australia and New Zealand when it comes to sporting wear and apparel. Kickstarted by Sanjay and his brother Raj, this family run business is based in Tullamarine, Victoria with a presence across Australia. As a previous winner of an IEC award, his perspective adds great value to the panel of judges.
With three decades of experience in the banking sector alone, Vietnamese banker Simon Pho, president of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association (HKABA) in Victoria, set up the Bank of Queensland branch in Doncaster in May 2011. Simon, who began his banking career in 1980, has extensive experience in business, management and banking sectors. Being President of HKABA since 2008, Simon, who brings his understanding of SMEs to the judging table for the IEC Awards, says he is keen on maintaining the Association’s aim of promoting and reinforcing economic ties between Hong Kong and Australia.
Alice Wong, has the know-how of assisting many businesses and migrants at her fingertips because of her vast experience in the banking sector. Alice sits on various advisory committees like Asia Link and International House. She brings with her a skill that is unique to leadership development as the head of Asian leadership with WestPac. Alice will play a key role in bringing to the forefront the crème de la crème of businesses and executives nominated for this year’s IEC awards.
As Head of SME at the Bank of Melbourne, Matina Karvounaris leads a team whose sole purpose is to support Victoria family businesses, to start, grow, prosper and contribute to their communities. Matina has built a reputation of being able to establish new businesses or turning under-performing businesses into high performing sales cultures. In her spare time Matina loves spending time with her family and travelling. She is active in Melbourne’s business and education communities being a Fellow of the Finance Services Institute of Australia, Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of Women on Boards.
Annual turnover up to $1M
Annual turnover from $1M to $10M
Annual turnover from $10M to $50M
Young Executive (Male & Female)
Nominee to be 40 years of Age or younger as at 31st October 2017 and holds middle or senior management position.
Executive (Male & Female)
Nominee to be 40 years of Age or over as at 31st October 2017. Award Council Judges may at their discretion request for additional information for verification of the information provided.
- Business nominees operating in Australia must be from the Indian Diaspora and holding ownership.
- Any Individual from the Indian Diaspora based in Australia is eligible to be nominated for the Executive of the year award.
- Award Council Judges may at their discretion request for additional information for verification of the information provided.